What’s in your fortified food and other “healthy” items?

Ok, I will try to keep this short and let you do a little reading and watching if you want to learn more, but seeing this has me wondering what I’ve been putting into my body all these years during the ridiculous “low fat” craze I grew up in. How many processed things did I eat in order to avoid fat? Like spray “butter”? Ug, I don’t even want to know. Well, let me just say that I will be avoiding “enriched and fortified” things like the plague from now on.  If I want iron I will get it from natural sources such as beef, eggs, asparagus, and broccoli, not from food that has had all the nutrients striped out during processing only to have to have them try to be added back in. Now, if you take the time to watch the video at the link below, you might think afterwards that it is either 1. a hoax, or 2. perhaps think that it is no big deal to eat  iron fillings, if the government thinks it is ok, then it is obviously a good source of iron. Well to 1. just do a little searching. This experiment is done repeated times all over the internet and is even recommended for science classes. And as for #2, I’m not really sure about the safety or health of these, but yuck! I can get these nutrients from real and unprocessed foods! I have a hard time beliving that the iron fillings in fortified cereal is really just the same as getting iron from beef and spinach.

See for yourself

http://www.michaelmorning.com/2010/01/avoid-enrichedfortified-foods/

Now onto other so called “healthy” foods, like “turkey bacon” instead of real bacon, “egg beaters” instead of eggs, and “margarine” instead of butter. Check out this comparison of what is in each. I’ll stick with the real stuff, despite the government still promoting margarine as a better choice of course!

http://www.nakedfoodcooking.com/real-foods/

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Michael Morning

I really appreciate you forwarding this information on to your readers. It’s important for people to know they are being lied to. All those fancy labels that tell us certain processed foods are healthy are absolutely false and misleading. It should be illegal, but instead it’s perfectly legal. And how awful that our taxes fund groups like the FDA and NIH to the tune of billions every year and instead of protecting us, they sell us out to agribusinesses. So goes the almighty dollar.

Keep up the great work!

amyreh

Thanks Michael, it is certainly amazing what our tax dollars go to promote. Enjoying your site!